Government says half of all new UK cars should be electric by 2028

Posted: April 8, 2022 by oldbrew in Batteries, government, ideology, Travel
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The availability of new hybrids after 2030 is also thrown into question, as the government puts its foot on the climate obsession accelerator. Sales figures of full EVs will now be part of that policy decision. Basically freedom of choice will end in 2027, well before the government’s latest energy strategy has had much chance to take any effect. This looks over-ambitious in terms of electricity supply, to put it mildly.
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More than half of all new cars sold in the UK must be fully electric by 2028, under detailed government proposals unveiled on Thursday to pave the way for phasing out the sale of traditional petrol and diesel vehicles by the end of the decade, says DUK News.

Ministers want to bring in a China-style sales mandate from 2024, which would force carmakers to increase the proportion of electric cars as a percentage of their sales each year until 2035, when all models must be zero emission.

Under plans unveiled two years ago, the government would ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 but allow some new hybrid models to be sold until 2035.

Specific year-by-year goals disclosed online on Thursday include a 22 per cent mandated all-electric share by manufacturer at the start of the scheme in 2024, rising every year to 52 per cent in 2028 and 80 per cent by 2030.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders industry body said the new rules “must encourage consumers to purchase not just compel manufacturers to produce.” It renewed its call for manufacturers to be released from the binding targets if not enough electric chargers were installed across the UK.

Last month the Office for Budget Responsibility forecast that 59 per cent of new car sales would be electric by 2027, double the level it forecast in October.

Battery-electric cars accounted for 12 per cent of the new vehicles sold last year but some manufacturers, such as Toyota, currently rely on hybrid systems to lower emissions and have only this year begun selling full electric vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover, Britain’s largest carmaker, only sells one electric model and is not due to release its next electric car until 2024.

Full article here.

Comments
  1. Gamecock says:

    Half electric is easily achieved.

    ‘Battery-electric cars accounted for 12 per cent of the new vehicles sold last year’

    Current rate of EV sales combined with an equal number of petrol vehicles. 76% of sales goes away. Tata et al close UK car factories.

    No more sunglasses to be sold in UK, your future is so dim.

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  3. Hasbeen says:

    Used ICE cars are going to get very expensive in the near future in the UK

  4. oldbrew says:

    There could be a glut of unsold EVs in 2028, forcing massive discounts. Maybe that’s the government’s wish.

  5. Graeme No.3 says:

    The obvious solution is for the UK to go back to horses for travel. Less exhaust emissions, lower particle pollution from tyre wear, and a slower pace of life.
    You might object about the supply of enough horses but I suggest you have no shortage of donkeys.

  6. Gamecock says:

    EVs are niche vehicles. Declaring they will be half of all vehicle sales is stupendously, colossally, ingloriously, pickyourownadjectively STUPID!

    Get a move on:

    https://www.sccommerce.com/buildings-sites

  7. stpaulchuck says:

    these nutters belong in sound proof rubber rooms!!

    And all this to fight off a non existent threat. *facepalm*

  8. Hasbeen says:

    The obvious solution is for the UK to go back to horses for travel. Less exhaust emissions, lower particle pollution from tyre wear, and a slower pace of life.
    You might object about the supply of enough horses but I suggest you have no shortage of donkeys.

    That should lead to a good market for electric bobcats, to scrape up all the fertaliser horses leave behind them. Not sure horse drawn bobcats would work.

  9. Phoenix44 says:

    Stockpile spare parts and invest in mechanics and garages. We are going full-on Cuba.

  10. oldbrew says:

    The rush to get electric cars sold could be related to this, from the UK energy strategy document:

    Smartening up the system with more flexible pricing, through Time of Use tariffs and battery storage through Electric Vehicles. [bold added]

    Click to access british-energy-security-strategy-web.pdf

    They also favour: ‘Rebalancing’ the costs placed on energy bills away from electricity to incentivise electrification across the economy… We will publish our proposals on how to do so in 2022, considering overall system impacts and limiting the impact on bills, particularly for low-income consumers’.

    Sounds like a gas surcharge plan.

  11. Gamecock says:

    From The Strategy:

    ‘Excess renewable electricity used to produce hydrogen can be stored over time and used to power the grid when needed.’

    Y’all gonna have so damn much power you won’t know what to do with. You’re problem won’t be insufficient power, once the government gets through with it, you’ll have TOO MUCH!

  12. oldbrew says:

    ‘Excess power’ is only possible on windy days during daylight hours, excluding winter.

  13. BLACK PEARL says:

    Who’s going to buy a used EV which after 4 years say would at best only have 4 more years of life left. If its 8 years old it toast. They’re going to devalue like 2nd hand laptops.
    My vehicles normally last 15+ years then still hold some value and can be scraped & recycled.
    Where are they proposing to store all the used batteries ?
    Maybe they could generate power from them somehow, when they spontaneously combust 🙂
    So many empty headed people.

  14. Adam Gallon says:

    Wind back down to a light breeze again today.
    I wonder how the government will force the public to buy EVs?
    Be interesting to see how many currently sold, are to private buyers. I suspect a lot are sales to companies, taking advantage of the tax breaks.

  15. stpaulchuck says:

    Guy Fawkes had the right idea, IMAO

  16. oldbrew says:

    Guy Fawkes was plotting to restore the monarchy to Catholicism.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fawkes#Gunpowder_Plot

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  18. Gamecock says:

    Startup business idea: develop way to make an ICE car out of the carcass of an electric car.

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